Annapurna Circuit Trek

Planning to do Annapurna Circuit towards end of Nov 16. Taking time, want to go easy on the trail and enjoy the trip. Stay in guest houses along the way, guide may not be necessary, porter undecided. Date will be fixed by end of October. Would love to have a company to talk to along the way and share experiences. I am quite experienced and trekking is my life.



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  1. Have you ever considered doing Manaslu Circuit which is less overrun and more authentic? I plan to leave 20th or 28th November from Kathmandu. It’ll take around 16 days and I would like to clime a small peak also.

    • Dear Padam, Manaslu Circuit ist to the East of Annapurna, less frequented, more basic and also spectacular (views, culture, tibetean people). The permits are more expensive (you need to be at least two pax and compulsary guide). Check it out on the internet. Thanks anyway for your answer. I probably found a small group for the permit.

  2. No. Nobody from my vicinity talks about trekking in Nepal so no info here, I went alone to Everest base camp and kalapathar in April 14. I have to study Manaslu in which region it falls?

  3. Hi Erika

    Thanks a lot for the info. I did checked briefly in the internet and it appears that I could continue on the Annapurna Circuit and exit at Kagbeni, that will be wonderful.

    Yes, fee is mentioned including a guide in the website. I may contact a agent in Kathmandu and see what he can offer, most of them are very helpful and could arrange a second person from a pool like me. I have some advantage due to culture, geography and my own experience of trekking in high altitudes. For basic and bare natural trekking, the challenges are here in Bhutan and I am used to it.

    I have to complete a job at hand (quite optimistic by end of oct of no problems) then only plan for this trek so it is just tentative now. Pls do share what you know about this trek. Regards Padam

  4. I am going to trek Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley with three other people hopefully leaving Kathmandu on 20th November. As I have already a long and reliable contact to a agency in Kathmandu, we will do the permits and porter/guige thing through them. For Annapurna you don’t need to do much paper work and actually don’t need a guide. But make sure to do the side trips to Tilico Lake and Ice Lake from Manang. Also go for the alternatives to the road. If you take a porter/guide make sure he knows that you want to do this. I met disappointed people because their porter/guides refused to do the more strenious but very rewarding side trips and alternatives to the road.

  5. Hello Erika

    There was a news about land slide and some trekker’s life lost on the Manaslu trail. Find out more on this, the news was on the BBC. Regards Padam